A sprawling town café with a pair of dining rooms, counter and tables, Kathy’s is definitely where the locals eat and meet. Breakfast goes on well into the morning, especially on weekends. Stacks of pancakes are served with jugs of Log Cabin syrup, biscuits are available with sausage gravy or heaped with gravy and hash brown potatoes, melted cheese, and an egg. That latter is a frequent daily special, a belly-buster for sure, all for $4.15, plus coffee.
The meal we like, and for which we would return, is called the roast beef hot shot. A regular lunch item, available as a whole sandwich or a half, this is a large amount of hot roast beef hacked into the consistency of hash and infused with gravy, then sandwiched on white bread and served with mashed potatoes, all of which are blanketed with more brown gravy. Satisfying? You bet! We also enjoy Kathy’s tenderloin sandwich, a tile of pork (processed, like a hamburger, not pounded thin like a cutlet) that is breaded and fried until brittle crisp. It is twice as wide as the bun on which it is served, along with lettuce and a scattering of pickle chips. Other lunch items include grilled pork chops, ham steak, a fish sandwich, and all-you-can-eat fried fish on Fridays.
Kathy’s pies look good, and some of them are. Butterscotch and coconut cream pies were tall, cool, and easy to eat. The double-crust strawberry rhubarb was less than wonderful – more goop than fruit, in our opinion, in an undistinguished crust.